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Standard User garethevans1986
(newbie) Thu 02-Jun-11 14:45:18
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Heavy user FTTC ISP recommendation


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hey all,

FTTC will become available on my exchange at the end of June 2011. I'm currently unhappy with the service from Orange Broadband and currently paying something like £12 pcm for it.

I'm planning on running a few servers in the house to host personal projects of mine but looking for a decent host without breaking the bank with either unlimited or a decently large amount of bandwidth to cope with people downloading/uploading, game servers and p2p.

Static IPs is a must, 8 is ok.

Ive had a look at the spreadsheet - https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AquiMM6uTUU...

I'm currently with Orange BB (2mb line) because we're so far from the exchange but the green phone cabinet is about 10m away from the house where we are...I assume this is the cabinet where the FTTC connection will come from or will that be replaced with a larger cabinet when the time comes?

What do you lot recommend?

Thanks
GE
Standard User orly
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 02-Jun-11 15:53:09
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Re: Heavy user FTTC ISP recommendation


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Would appear Web Tapestry are closest to your "musts" but I've never seen an actual user on these forums so don't know if they're good or carp...

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BT Infinity 8th July 2010
(NIBA)
600m (approx) to cabinet
25.5mbit down / 7.6mbit up

Click here to see Comparison of FTTC ISPs
Which FTTC ISP do you use?
Standard User garethevans1986
(newbie) Thu 02-Jun-11 16:33:04
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Re: Heavy user FTTC ISP recommendation


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Thanks for the reply and for the FTTC ISP Spreadsheet too!

I found one user, I've sent them a PM so will wait for their reply - http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/fibre/f/4004174-web...

There are also two entries in your ISP Review for the ISP.

GE


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Standard User hareng
(learned) Thu 02-Jun-11 18:30:06
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Theres also ADSL24 Gareth but check their feedback the last two years, they let me down big time.
Webtapestry do hosting and is the main run of the established business, think i seen 1999 some where. UK based call centre in Manchester with several knowledgeable staff, that is when you finally get past the switchboard being weekday mornings only. Aftersales needs to vastly improve.
Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Thu 02-Jun-11 19:17:27
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I would just like to balance the above post by saying that ADSL 24 have helped me more than I could have imagined during a recent BTO cock-up.

DrT

Stress - the condition brought about by having to resist the temptation to beat the living daylights out of someone who richly deserves it.
Standard User tonym
(member) Thu 02-Jun-11 21:16:40
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Re: Heavy user FTTC ISP recommendation


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In reply to a post by garethevans1986:
hey all,

FTTC will become available on my exchange at the end of June 2011.

.......but the green phone cabinet is about 10m away from the house where we are...I assume this is the cabinet where the FTTC connection will come from or will that be replaced with a larger cabinet when the time comes?

What do you lot recommend?

Thanks
GE


Well its June now, and if you have not seen the NEW green Large Cabinets yet, you are going to have quite a wait.

Wait for the Cabinet install.
Wait for oPen reach to put the gubbins inside
Wait for the Power to be connected.
Wait for testing of it
Wait for it to be handed back to BT, then it should go into service , and I have probably left of some waits as well

tonym
Standard User garethevans1986
(newbie) Thu 02-Jun-11 21:25:59
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This is outside the house...is this the "Green cabinet" I should be looking for?

http://postimage.org/image/5e2r58zo/

GE
Standard User Squirrel
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 02-Jun-11 21:32:47
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That doesn't look like it - something similar to the following, usually sited quite close to a smaller green BT cabinet

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2677/4218894050_c837a...

Standard User tonym
(member) Thu 02-Jun-11 21:38:01
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Thats the one, I was just gonna put an image up

tonym
Standard User garethevans1986
(newbie) Thu 02-Jun-11 21:42:38
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Thanks gents, I'll have a look in the next few days!
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